Green and Black's
Well, I said I might do it and here it is- with a pair of tea and coffee companies appeared into, it's time for a pair to do with cocoa. If only Green and Black's were two separate chocolatiers, I could complete this round of articles off in one fell swoop today, but alas, it can't be done. Green and Black's usually are not even people, but words chosen for the direction of the company: Green signifying the organic and environmental aspects and Black the typically high cocoa content of the sweets they make.The company commenced in 1991 when a pair, Craig Sams and Josephine Fairley, wanted to work towards producing high quality and ethically sourced chocolate. One of their earliest chocolate bars, released in 1994 under the identify Maya Gold, was the result of the pair likely on holiday to Belize. There they met a group of farmers who had planted cacao trees but had no market, as the company that had requested they do so, had withdrawn from Belize. Craig and Josephine agreed to buy the produce from the farmers for a fair price, and Maya Gold turned the first chocolate product to earn the Fairtrade mark in the British isles.By 2011, all of Green and Black's products were Fairtrade certified. Since 1994, their range of products has been growing. Together with a wide range of chocolate bars that feature different levels of cocoa content and a number of flavours- such as Maya Gold's orange and spice- they also produce items like cocoa powder and ice cream.By the way- even bloggers need a holiday! We are going to be again on the 19th August.